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Broadway Director Lonny Price to Lead Leonard Bernstein Masterclass at HB Studio

Broadway Director Lonny Price to Lead Leonard Bernstein Masterclass at HB Studio

HB Studio, one of New York's legendary institutions for theater training and practice, this winter offers musical theater performers the opportunity to study "The Musical Theater Works of Leonard Bernstein" in a five week masterclass led by Broadway Director Lonny Price.

This masterclass is offered as part of the Bernstein Centennial celebration, and is the 2018 Felicia Montealegre Bernstein Masterclass made possible by the Bernstein Family Foundation. The class will begin in January, 2018.

Over the course of five weeks, Mr. Price will work with performers and an accompanist on songs from Bernstein's theatrical works, including WEST SIDE STORY, ON THE TOWN, WONDERFUL TOWN and CANDIDE. The focus will be the challenge of acting these songs; bringing the music to active dramatic life. This unique opportunity to study with a Broadway director in a masterclass setting for the span of five weeks is offered as part of "Leonard Bernstein at 100: the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian."

Lonny Price directed Glenn Close in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway and at the English National Opera, Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel at the ENO and Lincoln Center, and CAROUSEL starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins at the ENO. His Broadway credits include LADY DAY at Emerson's Bar and Grill starring Audra McDonald (also on the West End and for HBO), 110 IN THE SHADE, 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS, Sally Marr AND HER ESCORTS (co-written with Joan Rivers and Erin Sanders), URBAN COWBOY, A CLASS ACT (Tony nomination, Best Book, with Linda Kline). His work with the NY Philharmonic includes COMPANY, SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT (Emmy Award), and PASSION. He directed television captures of his SWEENEY TODD (Emmy Award), COMPANY, CAMELOT, and Candide. His documentary, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED, premiered at the New York Film Festival, and was named one of New York Times' Top 10 Films of 2016. He is a proud member of SDC and DGA.

Participants for the masterclass will be selected through an application process, and applications are currently being accepted.


The Musical Theater Works of Leonard Bernstein - a masterclass with Broadway Director Lonny Price

DATES: Mondays, 11am - 2pm | January 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5, 2018

LOCATION: HB Studio | 120 Bank Street | New York, NY 10014



HB Studio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports vigorous, lifelong practice in the theatre arts based on a solid foundation of practical training. The Studio was conceived as a place where artists at all stages of their careers could continue to work and train between engagements, supported and challenged by their more experienced colleagues, in a space free from pressures related to commercial success. HB is open to any person with a serious interest in the theater and its related disciplines. Its students, faculty, and alumni form a vibrant community of actors, playwrights, and directors.

HB Studio alumni include some of the most notable actors of American theater and film including Christopher Abbott, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Carroll Baker, Susan Batson, Matthew Broderick, Tisa Chang, Stockard Channing, Billy Crystal, Robert DeNiro, Faye Dunaway, Katie Finneran, Lee Grant, Whoopi Goldberg, Hal Holbrook, Christine Lahti, Jessica Lange, Linda Lavin, John Leguizamo, Christine Lahti, Jack Lemmon, Romulus Linney, Kenneth Lonergan, Anne Meara, Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, Leonardo Nam, Alfredo Narciso, Dael Orlandersmith, Juan Pablo de Pace, Al Pacino, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Peet, Andre Royo, Mercedes Ruehl, Molly Shannon, Barbra Streisand, and Jerry Stiller.

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